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What is the Amazon.co.uk A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee?
We want you to buy with confidence anytime you purchase products on the Amazon.co.uk website. That's why we guarantee purchases from third party Sellers when payment is made via the Amazon.co.uk website. The condition of the item you buy and its timely delivery are guaranteed under the Amazon A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee.
After you have read carefully through the following important guidelines, click below to submit your claim.Back to top
When can I file an Amazon.co.uk A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee claim?
You can file an Amazon.co.uk A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee claim if you purchased physical goods from a Seller selling on the Amazon.co.uk website (including the Amazon.co.uk Marketplace platform). See "Exclusions from coverage" below for a list of items that are not covered by the A-to-z Safe Buying GuaranteeOne of the three conditions below must also apply:
You must first contact the seller through Your Account before filing a claim. Please allow three business days to give your Seller a chance to address the issue. You can submit a Guarantee claim if they don't respond or if the issue isn't addressed to your satisfaction. After you file your claim, Amazon will help to identify the issue and try to find a satisfactory solution for both parties. Our objective is to ensure online sales are fair for all our customers.Back to top
What are the requirements of the Amazon.co.uk A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee?
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What does it cost?Buyers are covered at no cost. We're committed to creating a safe buying experience on the Amazon.co.uk website. If you have additional questions about the A-to-z Guarantee, please contact us.
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How do I file a claim?
If you made the purchase through the Amazon.co.uk website, you can submit a claim by viewing the specific order details via Your Account on our website. Click "Your orders", and then click "File a claim" next to your order to file your claim.
After you've read carefully through the following important guidelines, click below to submit your claim.Back to top
When do I use the "I returned my order" reason while filing an A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee claim?
If the Seller doesn't accept or process the return of an item that is made in accordance with the Seller's return policy, you may qualify for coverage under our A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee. Please visit our Return Help pages for more information regarding returns.
When submitting your claim, please provide the reason for the claim by choosing one of these options:
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When do I use the "I did not receive my item or received it late" reason while filing an A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee claim?
If the estimated delivery date on your order detail page has passed and you still haven't received the product(s) you ordered, you can file a claim citing the reason "I did not receive my item or received it late."
You can also choose the desired resolution:
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When do I use the "Order contained damaged/defective/incorrect items" reason while filing an A-to-z Guarantee claim?
If a Seller has clearly misrepresented the condition or details of an item in a way that affects its value or utility, it is "materially different" and the Seller should be willing to offer a refund or exchange under the terms of the Seller's returns policy. If the Seller doesn't accept the return of an item that is made in accordance with the Seller's return policy, you may qualify for coverage under our A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee. Please visit our Return Help pages for more information regarding returns.
Items are considered "damaged/defective or incorrect" in these circumstances:
When submitting an A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee claim with the reason "order contained damaged/defective/incorrect items" you'll need to select one of the reasons above and provide comments explaining what happened.
Note: This doesn't extend to cases where you're simply disappointed with an item. We'll ultimately determine whether there was a "material difference" at our discretion.Back to top
What happens after submitting a claim?
You can track the progress of your claim by viewing the order in Your Account.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation during the processing period, and we may contact you for additional information. We may also attempt to contact the Seller to encourage them to work directly with you to resolve the problem.Back to top
How do I withdraw a pending claim?
If the Seller provides a replacement to you, or the product eventually arrives, or the problem you reported is otherwise resolved before resolution under our A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee, you should withdraw your claim online or let us know by replying to the claim confirmation e-mail.
To withdraw a claim online, please visit Your Account and review your claim information. Click "withdraw your claim" and provide the requested information describing why you are withdrawing the claim. Once your claim is withdrawn, you won't be able to re-open it online. You'll need to contact us if you need further assistance with your claim.
Sellers will need to contact buyers and encourage them to withdraw pending or completed claims once the issue has been resolved.Back to top
I submitted an A-to-z Guarantee claim which was resolved in my favour, and later I received the lost or correct item. What do I do?
If you receive the item after a claim is resolved or if your claim resolved independently of the A-to-Z Safe Buying Guarantee, you can withdraw the claim from Your Account.
By withdrawing your claim, you're authorising us to recharge your credit card for the received item.Back to top
Why was my claim denied?
The common reasons for a claim being denied include:
Can I appeal the decision to deny my claim?
Buyers can appeal a denied claim within 90 days of receiving notification of denial.
To appeal a claim, please visit Your Account to review your claim status. To proceed with an appeal, click "Appeal Decision", and provide the requested information describing why your claim should be re-opened. Amazon will review your appeal and notify you of the final decision within 3 business days.Information about Amazon.co.uk's A-to-z Safe Buying Guarantee.
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